Thursday, December 31, 2009

James Cameron's Avatar & District 9, Dances With Wolves, Soldier Blue, A Man Called Horse & Broken Arrow (1950)

James Cameron's Avatar and some its predecessors.

Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves has a similar themes to Avatar but so do a number of films in this sub-genre of the clash of cultures or world views-such as Soldier Blue, District 9, A Man Called Horse Little Big Man, Broken Arrow(1950)
Kevin Costner is a soldier who becomes part of a tribe of native Americans and rejects the racism of his fellow whites.

The film "Soldier Blue" made in 1970 has similar themes to the more recent films AVATAR & District 9 - story of a soldier in the US Seventh Cavalry who ends up favoring the Native Americans to the mindless brutality of the White settlers and soldiers who are determined to wipe the Native American Nations off of the map.
In the comedy/ satirical 1970s film "Little Big Man" Dustin Hoffman is brought up by Native Americans and is more at home with them than with the white settlers.

"District Nine"(2009) is another film which has similar themes as James Cameron's "Avatar" about humans versus Aliens- AKA "the Prawn"
The main character who is some sort of bumbling unimaginative bureaucrat who is assigned the job of relocating the Prawn from District 9. Then by accident he becomes part Prawn and so he becomes friends with a Prawn and his son and becomes aware of how little humans understand these alien creatures. They too value life and are protective of their children.

Broken Arrow 1950 with Jimmy Stewart
Stewart's character in the film comes to understand and appreciate the Native Americans view of life and to reject the unjust treatment of them by the white settlers & prospectors who keep encroaching on their land and who break one treaty or agreement after another -

Richard Harris in the film "A Man Called Horse" (1970)
in which a white man captured by Native Americans eventually becomes one of them and understands and respects their culture realizing the white people are not treating the natives fairly or justly but rather lie to them and then steal their land.

Above photo from "A Man Called Horse" in which he endures a ritual by which he can become an Indian brave and be accepted as an equal by the tribe.

Anyway the point is that Avatar 's story is not completely original in its plot line or themes. But that as far as that goes is not a serious criticism of the film or screenplay but rather places the film in a sub-genre of people from two different cultures or worlds misunderstand one another or both or one of them refuse to see things as the other does. The corporation on Pandera wants to mine for a valuable mineral but it lies beneath a sacred tree and the peoples home. The company ignores the needs of the Navi and offer them schools etc. which the Navi don't want or don't need. The Navi refuse to relocate because of the sacredness of the place they inhabit . So which is more important the mining of a valuable mineral or respecting the Navis religious beliefs.

"SOLDIER BLUE" -1970-11 of 12
fgulli720 YOUTUBE user comment:

Released in 1970 at the height of the Vietnam War Soldier Blue drew parallels with the 1968 Mi Lai Massacre and was controversial for its unprecedented violence and its negative portrayal of the U.S. Army where Native American affairs were concerned. Along with Sam Peckinpahs The Wild Bunch it was deemed by reviewers as the most violent film of its time.
Following initial Box Office success it was quickly forgotten in America and its director Ralph Nelson denounced as being Anti-American in large due to the savagery perpetrated by the U.S. soldiers on screen.

In Europe the picture was a huge success, obtaining several re-releases in movie houses through out the 1970s and remains to this day a classic of the Western genre.
The movie was offered through out the years in several edited for content versions. This version, the Lionsgate American DVD release is the uncensored full version. (Offered here in 10 minute segments of 12 parts.).

Soldier Blue 12 of 12

In search of Gold and more land the American people with their guns and prejudices and racists views of the world destroyed millions of Native Indians in a Genocidal rage. Now the conservatives such as Glenn Beck deny there ever was an Indian War in the same way the English claim they didn't commit genocide on the Celts-the Irish, the Scots the Welsh. The English forced people off of their lands to leave them to starve . In India millions of the Indigenous population died because of the Brits who fought for complete and absolute control over India. The European nations in their quest for resources and to deal with over-crowding in Europe set out not to assimilate into these foreign lands or nations but rather to oust the populations from their lands. Now it is the Americans who believe they have the right to conquer nations in the Middle East or elsewhere from Iraq, Iran, Gaza the West Bank to Afghanistan to Pakistan.

Conservative view from :
By Armond White at Blue In the Face at New York James Cameron delivers dumb escapism with his expensive special effects in 'Avatar' Dec. 15, 2009

"Cameron’s superficial B-movie tropes pretend philosophical significance. His story’s rampant imperialism and manifest destiny (Giovanni Ribisi plays the heartless industrialist) recalls Vietnam-era revisionist westerns like Soldier Blue, but it’s essentially a sentimental cartoon with a pacifist, naturalist message. Avatar condemns mankind’s plundering and ruin of a metaphorical planet’s ecology and the aboriginals’ way of life. Cameron fashionably denounces the same economic and military system that make his technological extravaganza possible. It’s like condemning NASA—yet joyriding on the Mars Exploration Rover."

...Avatar, however, invents an alternate world to make the airy-fairy pronouncement: “There’s a network of energy that flows through all living things.”

This idea of the Tree of Life can even be found in the Book of Genesis. The World Tree is part of a number of Religions or Mythologies including the Vikings or Norsemen or the Druids - In particular many religions speak about what native Americans called the Web of Being. The writer of the above screed seems unaware of such connections which are found in various places around the Globe. Or it might be that he is just dismissive of such belief systems seeing them as the views of ignorant unsophisticated superstitious backwards peoples. Maybe it is because of Being brought up to believe that only monotheistic mythological systems can be referred to as Religions the writer is unable to take serious for a moment a different set of beliefs. Or maybe he's an atheist who thinks all spiritual or religious beliefs are nonsense and hold humanity back from real progress. It of course depends on what one calls progress ie having enough nukes to wipe out the whole planet- blowing up Mountains in West Virgina to get at the coals, destroying the aboreal forests in Canada to get more dirty oil.

Yes what's wrong with that. Surely audiences should be sophisticated enough to draw parallels to historical and contemporary events. These events include slavery and rapacious imperialism & colonization taking over the land of indigenous people and then systematically destroying their culture, their way of life, their language and their religious beliefs which are part of Cultural Genocide and inevitably physical Genocide. So history is rife with injustice and the oppression of the weak by the strong or at least those with better military technology. But it also helped if those wanting a war were able to dehumanize and demonize the so-called enemy. The Romans were able to wipe out various so called Barbarians by promoting the view that these people were uncivilized and only wanted to kill and destroy everything in their path. Of course there have been individuals throughout history who fit this characterization. But most were either content with what they had or for various legitimate reasons they needed to move into other lands to survive due to famine, pestilence or foreign invaders. When it came to the Romans they were more often than not the foreign invaders. In the same way in more recent centuries it was the British, the French, the Spanish and Portuguese and Dutch who were the invaders as they attempted to colonize and take control of the known world.

and the reviewer Armond White continues:

...Here’s the hypocrisy: As Sully helps the beleaguered, virtuous aliens fight back and conquer the human invaders, Avatar puts forth a simple-minded anti-industrial critique. Despite Avatar’s 12-year gestation, Cameron’s obviously commenting on the Iraq War—though not like his hawkish Aliens. Appealing to Iraq War disenchantment, he evokes 9/11 when the military topples the Na’vi’s sacred, towering Tree of Souls. The imagery implies that the World Trade Center was also an altar (of U.S. capitalism), yet this berserk analogy exposes Cameron’s contradictory thinking. It triggers the offensive battle scenes where American soldiers get vengefully decimated—scored to the rousing clichés of Carmina Burana.

The fantasy of Sully giving up the impediment of his (American) humanity is a guilt-ridden 9/11 death wish. References to “fight terror with terror” and “shock-and-awe campaign” don’t belong in this 3-D Rapa Nui with its blather about the Na’vi’s “direct line to their ancestors.” Once again, villainous Americans exhibit no direct communication with ancestors. That’s Cameron’s fanboy zeal turned into fatuous politics. He misrepresents the facts of militarism, capitalism, imperialism—and their comforts.

(He erroneously in my view refers to Cameron's "hawkish Aliens" as if James Cameron were defending the self-serving corporations or the myopic views of the top brass in the military who are possibly as they are today more interested in increasing the profits for the corporations they are working for or will be once they retire. But he missed the point of the first "Alien" film and Cameron's sequel "Aliens" in which again both films were critical of the military and the Big Corporation which seemed to control the military and seemed to have carte blanche to do whatever they wished and had no real concern for the humans on the alien planet or those sent to rescue them.

The crew and soldiers in "Aliens" were also lied to by a shill for the corporation. . They were told they were on a rescue mission when in fact their real mission was to bring back some samples of the Alien life forms as possible bio-weapons for the military or for using these life-forms to improve technology . Yes "Aliens" is someways a different sort of film because the audience is already well informed about the Alien Species so Cameron more action and a higher body count. But the story or underlying themes are the same in both films.

Another issue here is that the reviewer of Avatar is unable to empathize or sympathize with the Navi for even the length of the film. Is this a lack of imagination or one who is bereft of ordinary human emotions. This is quite possible since many of the Neoconservatives dislike and disapprove of empathy or altruism. What the main character does in Avatar is not the best thing for his military career and can be characterized as an act of treason against his own kind.

The reviewer claims that these themes about unfettered capitalism,colonialism, militarism are similar to what he considers revisionist histories of Vietnam and American history. But he is dead wrong since what historians over the last say thirty years have been trying to write a more truthful, factual , unsentimentalized or romanticized or idealized view of American history that is including the good and the bad. Slavery and the Indian wars like the KKK and Jim Crow, lynchings, massacres and racism and xenophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria and anti-Semitism etc. are also part of America's history .

James Cameron is not necessarily against all technology he is not a "Luddite" but is critical of the misuse of this technology to destroy something which is sacred to another people or to use it just to massacre and commit Genocide more efficiently.
Think of the outrage many people including my self when the Taliban used dynamite or C4 to blow up the Standing Buddhas in Afghanistan because it offended their religious views. This is one of a number of reasons that the Taliban are not trusted because they go to extremes showing contempt for any one who is not a "Real Muslim" according to their views.

Or think of how counter productive it was and is for US troops or their allies to blow up Mosques or Minarets etc . just for the heck of it in Iraq or Afghanistan or Pakistan. This shows how uncivilized these American soldiers are besides killing innocent civilians just to get their body counts up to please their superiors or torturing innocent people to please their superiors or just for the fun of it in order to get revenge for 9/11. If someone were to invade a Christian nation and showed no respect for Christian Churches or other Holy Places wouldn't those Christians have a right to be upset.
So when the humans destroy the Sacred Tree this is of course an insult to the Navi and a disregard for their beliefs.

and so it goes,

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Avatar & Genocide & The Evils Of Colonialism Plus Keith Olbermann Takes On O'Reilly, Beck, and Fox News

UPDATE 4:11 PM Wed. Dec. 30, 2009

Official Avatar Movie

Avatar great film-making with strong political overtones. Of course the audiences especially in the United States unfortunately will not be able to see themselves as the "Bad Guys" as they are portrayed in James Cameron's AVATAR.

The problem is even today Americans and their cowering Kow Towing pandering sycophantic allies just do as the US tells them. So torture, massacres, raping & pillaging etc. is OK especially if the so called enemy are demonized and dehumanized. Then one can drop Napalm on a village or use Unmanned Killer Drones incinerating men women children while the folks state-side applaud every murder.

Americans historically for over 500 years treated the Native American Indians in the same way the powers that be treated the Navi in Avatar
The Americans invaded Iraq murdering a million or so people which was or is somehow for their own good-so Big Multinationals could make obscene profits-Kellogg Brown & Root/ Halliburton ,Black Water inc. etc. Profits and Empire building more important than the lives of a bunch of Native Iraqis who follow an "Evil Religion" according to the Evangelical Fundamentalist , the Neocons & Conservative movement along with US government & Pentagon. They are committed to dehumanize, demonize the enemy whether Iraqi citizens or the peoples of Afghanistan and Pakistan as the Americans demonized and dehumanized the Vietnamese to justify the massacre of millions .

Avatar an awesome piece of film making with a powerful political message against Colonialism. In the film Colonialism and Racism are shown to be rationalizations for those with the power to destroy those who the natives as it were who have little power. The Colonialist are only interested in profit sort of like the corporations destroying the South American rain forest while killing off any Native who refuse to relocate -that's how the supposedly enlightened Europeans slaughtered a few million Native Americans claiming the Natives were less than human or were possessed by the devil & that Christians being Christians had the right to kill off those who were not Christians. The Spanish, the Portuguese , the Brits, the Germans, Dutch etc. are all guilty of these Crimes Against Humanity. Currently the Americans & its allies are slaughtering people in Afghanistan , Pakistan etc. while the American populace cheers every time some little village is attacked blown to pieces and its inhabitants all butchered in the name of National Security, Profit Margins, natural resources or overarching geopolitical rationale which does not bother with trivial ethical issues such as killing children and whole families to protect America's interests. Those who support this slaughter see only themselves and their kind (Christian European ancestry)as real human beings . Once a people whether North American Indians or Iraqis or Palestinians and Afghans as evil and less than human it is easier to massacre them.

Keith asks if Law & Order slandered O'Reilly et all they should sue for defammation of character. But they won't because there is too much evidence to support the alleged slander. What these characters have said on air has been linked to violent actions. They have been promoting various conspiracy theories for years attacking liberals & the media & now Obama and his administration. They claim Obama stole last years election .

Keith goes on to attack the Conservative Conspiracy claims that the Media is run by Liberals and progressives by listing a number of Conservative Commentators in the Media ie.Orly Tates, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Medved, Lou Dobbs, Laura Ingraham, David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, Peggy Noonan, John Fund, Cal Thomas, Charles Krauthammer, Max Drudge,Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin Nei Cavuto, Bill Krystal, Jonah Goldberg, George Will, Sarah Palin

Keith Olbermann Takes On O'Reilly, Beck, and Fox News -- December 14, 2009

Keith Olbermann takes on Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Fox News, after they flip out over a reference to them on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" is owned by MSNBC.

and so it goes,

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Media Matters Awards Glenn Beck Misinformer of the Year 2009

update: 1:48 Dec. 29

Manga Messiah - Jesus as a Superhero Manga style- leaps tall buildings & Kicks Ass. Americanized Jesus replaces Captain America Jesus no longer meek and mild but rather a tough Marine.

Manga Salad #4: The Manga Bible and Manga Messiah By Jason Thompson at Comixology March 21, 2008

Painting by George Grosz- The Agitator
(a portrait of Glenn Beck and other professional Agitators Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly)

Glenn Beck encourages his viewers to invest in gold because the government is evil or the New World Order already has full control. Meanwhile Beck is doing ads for a company which sells Gold-not a conflict of interest? Then we see him on the Book tours raking in the money all part of his salary of 2.5 million a year. Yet he claims to be one of the people does he mean rich people like him or the average joe. But the average Joe will never earn that kind of a salary.

What Fox News is now programming on a daily (unhinged) basis is unprecedented in the history of American television, especially in the form of Beck’s program. Night after night, week after week, Beck rails against the president while denouncing him or his actions, alternately, as Marxist, socialist or fascist.

From: The Rise of Glenn Beck’s Bizarre Media Militia by Source on April 9, 2009

Media Matters Awards Glenn beck Misinformer of the Year 2009
calls Obama a racist
100,000 show up to Beck's 9/12 March on Washington but he erroneously claims 1.7 million attended.

Glenn beck appears to have borrowed a few bits for his performance as a sincere , caring, selfless non-partisan human being from the "Biblethumping King" Jimmy Swaggart . He also borrowed a lot of his ideas and world view. The commie liberals, the Gays and Lesbians and feminists the liberal educators are characterized as propagandists are trying to destroy traditional America and it is up to them to save America. Both seem to have a direct line to God or put it another way they are no. 1 on God's speed dial.

Jimmy Swaggart in this video of his preaching in the 1980s attacks the US Supreme Court and Congress and the public schools & Universities and other US institutions which he & others on the Religious Right believe have been taken over bit by bit by the " Secular Humanist Conspiracy " now known as "Liberal reformist Jihadists" or "Liberal Jihadists" or "Godless Liberals" as defined by Ann Coulter.

He also attacks all Catholics for preaching false doctrines and ignoring the "Holy Ghost" and the individuals need to connect personally with Jesus without a priest or minister but he goes over the line claiming Catholicism is not a pathway to God. In this Swaggart is not alone when he claims what most Evangeical Fundamentalists believe and that is the experience of being born again .Being born again means more than a mere change of heart or mind it means not just a change in lifestyle but is a matter of God or the Holy Spirit changing every cell every atomic particle piece of one's body is transformed. You are no longer who you once were. This is why it is believed that one is not responsible for any of the actions by the pre-bornagain . So if you stole, took drugs, or were a sodomite or a murderer that is all washed away by the water and blood of Jesus.

Jimmy Swaggart: Voice of Intolerance by People For the American Way

Glenn Beck and Lucy Ricardo's Greatest Crying Hits
Dec. 22, 2009

Stephen Colbert V Glenn Beck at Liberal Viewer YouTube

Another great moment for America of 2009 as insane rightwingnuts cheer when Obama doesn't get the Olympics but boo and hiss and crack wise when Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

After 9/11 Republicans and conservatives went into attack mode blaming 9/11 attacks on the previous Clinton Democrat administration and then attacked those they consider anti-American liberals who hate America so much they claim American foreign policies led to the 9/11 attacks. Yet these Republicans and conservatives ignored or defended Pat Robertson & Jerry Falwell's implicit anti-American charges that 9/11 was caused by the take over of America by the "Secular Humanists' Liberals, the ACLU, the Feminists and the Gay & Lesbian activists and the Pro-Abortionist.

Religious Extremist Blooper Reel

Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Ted Haggard, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart

and so it goes,

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mary Matalin :"Healthcare Jihadists" The Enemy Within Conspiracy From FDR's New Deal To President Obama

UPDATE: 2:38 PM & 9:38PM Dec. 28

Abdul Umaru Mutallab potential terrorists - lone gun man or Al Qaeda operative
Mary Matalin "Healthcare Jihadists"-the Enemy Within-Fifth Column
the Tyranny of a minority
Should they be outed and tossed out of government by whatever means necessary
Republicans return to cold-war anti-Communist hysteria & John Birchers Playbook
labeling as UnAmerican anyone who disagrees with the Ultraconservatives and the Religious Right.

But first the breaking news:

Dec. 27,2009 Fox News Greta Van Sustern with dubious Terrorist analyst Steven Emerson & Harvey Kushner
Greta argues that the individual in this case Abdul Umaru Mutallab was reported earlier to authorities by his own son to having extremist beliefs yet he was not put on a watch list or anything done it appears to investigate him. So the issue to a great extent has to do with national intelligence/ security organizations coordinating their efforts and sharing information and acting upon it.
Steven Emerson argues because the alleged terrorists Abdul Umaru Mutallab didn't reflect the normal terrorist profile which makes him the best sort of recruit by Al Qaeda. If this is so then the authorities' typical profile of would be terrorists is not as effective or applicable.

So what should authorities do - should anyone who looks like a Muslim or not white or non-European should be strip-searched before boarding any aircraft but there are large numbers of Muslims who are not black or Middle Eastern. In this case Abdul was not Middle Eastern but African from Nigeria who was an engineer and upper middle class - he was not some poor disillusioned young adult . But if the terrorists were smart they would have their operatives or foot soldiers do whatever they had to not to look different or foreign or standout from the other passengers on the aircraft.

Fox News Trots Out Two Islamophobes To Discuss Northwest Airlines Terrorism Incident

12/26/09 Each guest suggests that the most important security improvements needed are less political correctness and more anti-Islamicism. Ironically, each guest went on to note that the major red flags against the suspect had nothing to do with him being Muslim.
Fox News chooses two Islamophobes to suggest that greater(more) racial profiling and/or anti-Islamicism is the key to effective anti-terror efforts . Kudos to Greta Van Sustern for not going there with her guests.

"Healthcare Jihadists" -"Entitlement Jihads" from FDR in the 30s to President Johnson in the 60s to the current Obama administration.
Mary Matalin Republican Strategist: Watch Out For 'Health Care Jihadists!'

Suddenly we are told that those liberals, secular Humanist, Communists who are in favor of Healthcare reform have been working hard and have been scheming and plotting their next move in order to ruin America on behalf of Islam or just hatred of America. It appears these reformers have been working to undermine America or to radically transform America since FDRs New Deal in the 1930s . That is their "conspiratorial stealth campaign" has been on-going over the last 70 years. So according to the Republicans and other Conservatives the red scare and Joseph McCarthy in their view were right in their battle against a Communist/liberal fifth column operating in the United States.

So a whole new category of Jihadist can now be exploited by the Conservative Movement , the Religious Right and Neoconservatives in the United States. The "Healthcare reform Jihadists" or liberals or secular humanist are just as dangerous as the "Stealth Jihadists" and homegrown terrorists of Muslim Americans. So real Americans they believe should wake up and realize their country has been taken over by a radical minority of "Reform Jihadists" who should be dealt with in a similar fashion to how the law should treat Violent Jihadists whether foreign or homegrown. Maybe they'll set up a system such as the House Unamerican Activities Committee or follow in the footsteps of the Christian Inquisition .

These American conservatives perceive liberals/ secular humanists/ reformers as a cancer which must be removed to save the nation. Starting to sound familiar. So the majority of Americans according to this all encompassing Conspiracy theory are being ruled over by a tyrannical minority of dedicated evil liberals and reformers who wish to radically transform America. Since these conservatives believe this to be the case then what are their remedy to this problem- for instance are they going to go on "a witch hunt" to "out" all these evil unAmerican liberals out of government from the Senate and congress to liberal bureaucrats in the government. Again we are reminded that the Tea Party anti-Obama birthers & their professional media agitators such as Glenn beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity & Bill O'Reilly etc. forces want to incite violence and or a coordinated armed uprising against the Obama administration and all those who support this government unless they can find a way to either cripple Obama's administration or take it down legally long before 2012. These people do not want to wait as everyday they invent a new scandal to undermine Obama's authority.

and so it goes,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Republicans & The Religious Fanatic Lou Engle of "The Call" Ask That Young Christians Become Warriors and Martyrs for God.

Lou Engle from The Call website "First Stike Capabilities " doesn't sound like Love and Peace but rather a slaughter.

Lou Engle of The Call using the trappings pop culture to spread the Word, to evangelizie, to proselytize, to propagandize -if this was a not a Militant/Conservative Evangelical Christian group it would be referred to as a cult . The constant prayer, listening to preachers and Christian Rock and reading their bibles in any spare time they might have-every spare moment they are told belongs to God otherwise in those spare moments when one's guard is down Satanic forces are given space to enter into the individual to confuse him and undermine one's faith. So Lou Engle and other Evangelical Fundamentalists who sound like Dominionists want tough Christian Warriors who are willing to die for God . Al Qaeda and other terrorists organizations use the Quran claiming they are fighting a Holy War -a Jihad to justify their murderous actions.

Lou Engle worship Intro about God sending revival and youth living a separated Nazarite Lifestyle

Ron Luce Preaching to 50,000 Youths at BattleCry! telling them they must become warriors for Christ and it is their task to transform America into a wholly Christian Nation and its Law must be Bible based.
Lou Engle's "The Call" San Francisco 2008 fighting against Gay Rights.

Lou Engle of the Christian Evangelical organization "The Call" is a militant Christian Fanatic who hates all Non-Christians . He Calls for Christians to become soldiers of God and Martyrs . He claims he is creating an underground Christian Church which is pure and will rise up against all of the heretics, apostates, infidels, sodomites, hypocrites and those who are members of other religions which are in fact (so he & other Evangelical Fundamentalist Christians believe) inspired and created with Satan's approval as the enemies of the One True God. These enemies of God is the physical manifestation of "Evil" and as the "Minions" of the Anti-Christ.

They must convert. If they do not it means they are demon possessed

GOP's New Prayer Guru - Lou Engle

The Religious Right and the Ultra-Conservative Movement are still thriving in America. And some of the most radical preachers such as Lou Engle of The Call and Ron Luce of Battlecry! are entering the mainstream who see no distinction between politics and religion in America.

Tonight's "Prayer-Cast" to Stop Health Reform

Lou Engle says abortion is evil and is anti-God
he insist they become warriors for God
Jesus Camp 6/9 - PL napisy- Blessing Pres. Bush

"One Nation Under god" their objective

GOP's New Prayer Guru Says Gays Possessed By Demons by Bruce Wilson, AlterNet Dec. 19, 2009.

Lou Engle has led GOP Senators in nationally broadcast prayer and anointed Huckabee and Gingrich

Is Lou Engle on the road to being the Republican Party's semi-official prayer leader ? That would be notable for many reasons - not the least of which is that Engle appears to condone, if not encourage, religious terrorism and has stated that homosexuals are gay because they are possessed by demon spirits. from a November 1, 2008 TheCall event shows Engle onstage at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium calling for acts of Christian martyrdom to stop legal abortion and gay marriage. Engle has forecast that legalized abortion will lead to a second American civil war and appeared, in the documentary "Jesus Camp," alongside Becky Fischer - who specializes in evangelizing children and has stated she would like Christian children to learn to be as dedicated as Hamas suicide bombers.

Is the GOP becoming the party of violent Christian martyrdom ? Apparently, Jim DeMint, Sam Brownback, Michelle Bachmann and Randy Forbes weren't deterred by the fact that Lou Engle has publicly made statements which resemble rhetoric deployed during the 1990's, by leaders of the anti-abortion movement, that helped incite domestic terrorism. But they weren't alone:

Engle, who has publicly called for acts of Christian martyrdom, could be found last summer blessing and anointing Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee at a Virginia Beach megachurch. Engle represents a religious right tendency that had become so dominant that known potentates such as James Dobson and Tony Perkins travel to Engle's TheCall events - such as the San Diego stadium rally which served as the capstone to the successful anti-gay marriage Proposition Eight push in California.

Engle's religious movement has also played a significant role in inspiring, and even organizing, legislators who pushed the pending, draconian anti-gay legislation in Uganda that some have described as a "kill the gays" bill.

...Over the last two decades, the American Christian right has gone truly global and established power centers in the developing world which now lend support to the long march, in the United States, towards extending Christian dominion over key sectors of society such as government, business and finance, education, media, and religion.

Engle's role as leader of TheCall has now received some mainstream media notice but the source of his influence is still largely unknown. Lou Engle serves, alongside Sarah Palin's prayer group leader Mary Glazier, on the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, one of the key leadership groups wielding influence over a sprawling, global new incarnation of the religious right known as the New Apostolic Reformation.

As detailed in a recent Talk To Action report, Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation has played a major role in inspiring and organizing Ugandan legislators behind the draconian "kill the gays" bill before Uganda's parliament.

Peter Wagner was advisor for Rick Warren's dissertation for a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. In a mid-December statement from Rick Warren, Letter To Uganda's Pastors, Rick Warren lied about his connection to Wagner and made strange disclaimers that would seem to have been in reaction to the December 4th, 2009 Talk To Action report and also to YouTube videos [1, 2] from this author, showcasing Warren's penchant for urging Christians to be as devoted to Jesus as the followers of Hitler, Lenin, and Mao were to their respective leaders. In the unusual statement, Warren writes both the question, below (in bold type) and the response:


Check out previous posts at gordspoetryfactory

Thursday, November 19, 2009 Real Warriors For Jesus & Canadian Government Condemns Honour Killings

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Bill Moyers:Health Care The Fix is in & Similarities between Hitler And Religious & Political Right

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Religious Right Antics-Rejecting The Flesh? Christian Cult of Death & Stoning Homosexuals & Burning Witches

"... the Conservative Evangelicals & the so called Third Wave Movement which Sarah Palin and others such as Lou Engle of the Call & the Ramp, Ron Luce of Battlecry , and Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries who believe in the "Gifts of the spirit"- healings, speaking in tongues, spiritual warfare, the power of prayer to fight off the Devil etc. -Morningstar Ministries, Joel's Army, the Call , Battlecry! etc."

Friday, October 16, 2009 Jesus Calls For A Jihad & Insists on The Redistribution Of Wealth

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Socialists & Muslims Taking Over America

Monday, October 12, 2009
"Supernatural's" Sam & Dean Winchester VS. Lou Engle " The Call's" "Real Supernatural Warriors" For God (& Rifqa Update)

Saturday, October 10, 2009
RIFQA A Victim of Christian Evangelical Zealots Convinced She Is The New Esther

Voting as a prophetic action to vote only for moral absolutes
Lou Engle Announces His New Political Movement

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 RIFQA Bary :Cause Célèbre For The Anti-Islamic Religious Right- Rifqa Abducted By Evangelical Cult & Muslims Trashed For Praying In Washington

Monday, August 31, 2009
Town Hall Craziness & The Conspiracy Theorists

Monday, August 24, 2009
Francis A. Schaeffer The Religious Right Part II and Ron Luce's " Battlecry Ministries"

Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Guns in Churches, Pastor Prays For Obama's Death & Newt Gingrich " Christians Besieged By Paganism "

Christian Martyr Movement Leader Blesses Gingrich & Huckabee by Bruce Wilson , at Huff Post, June 7, 2009

On Friday, June 5, 2009, at an event featuring aspiring politicians Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich that was broadcast over the global media networks of GodTV, a rising leader in the rapidly reconfiguring Christian right who has publicly called for acts of Christian martyrdom prayed over and blessed Huckabee and Gingrich: The Call founder Lou Engle.

The June 5, 2009, Rock Church event has received some media notice but coverage -which has noted Newt Gingrich declared Americans are "surrounded by paganism", and that he and Mike Huckabee made stump speeches calling for Christian conservatives to become more involved in electoral politics- has almost wholly missed the significance.

Leaders on the Christian right have been giving such speeches for decades, but the two-day Rock Church conference was not business as usual. Rather, it showcased the rapid reconfiguration of the Christian right around the rising, highly militant but poorly understood charismatic wing of the new Christian right, a movement which includes both Ted Haggard and Sarah Palin.)

One point of the spear for the new Christian right is an intense, raspy-voiced man who presided over the June 5, 2009 Rock Church event, layed hands on Mike Huckabee, and pledged the commitment of his prayer warriors to Huckabee and Gingrich was Lou Engle, founder of TheCall - which played a significant role in the push to pass the anti-gay marriage Proposition Eight in the lead up to the November 4, 2008 presidential election.

Only days before Huckabee and Gingrich received Lou Engle's endorsement at Rock Church, on Sunday May 31, 2009, late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down in the lobby of his Wichita, Kansas church. The next morning CBS's Jeff Glor reported, "We did speak with the accused shooters' ex-wife yesterday. She said she was not surprised this happened and that she believed Roeder wanted to be a martyr for the cause."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Sarah Palin & Theocracy& The Great Commision

Daily Kos:Sarah Palin's connections that McCain doesn't want you to know about- Sarah Palin: Dominionist Stalking Horse by dogemperor Fri Aug 29, 2008

There are quite a number of extremely troubling links between Sarah Palin and neopentecostal dominionists--enough that, in truth, she may be ultimately as much of a "dream candidate" for the dominionist movement as Mike Huckabee was. Even worse, she's running in a manner that has been frighteningly successful for dominionist groups since the early 80's--specifically, as a "stealth candidate".

and so it goes,

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pagan Christmas & Christian Willful Ignorance & Gil Smart's "The Faux War On Christmas"

Why do Christians like Bill O'Reilly believe there is a War on Christmas or they just cynically exploiting the notion.
"So much OUTRAGE. So little Time."
War on Christmas is Over (If You Want It)

Gil Smart wonders if the OUTRAGED right has thrown down its weapons in the "War on Christmas."

O Christmas Tree?
from gloriahallelujah who wants Christians to abandon the Christmas holiday as it is observed in modern times. That'll be the day.

A musical to Handel's "All We Like Sheep" (Isa 53:6) which illustrates the Prophet Jeremiah's chapter 10, where he cautions not to learn the ways of the heathen and follow the worthless doctrine of decorating a tree, which originated in Egypt and Babylon.

This is 'War on Christmas' because Christmas is a fraud and a deception and is not Christian at all as the world has been led to believe. It is nothing more than a contrivance by the religious elite and is in fact against God and Christ.

War on Christmas - Exposing the Roots
Serving God and Mammon

It is a wonder to me and many others who are not Christians know more about the real history of Christianity and its borrowings from earlier religions than many Christians. So how is it so many Christians are so ignorant about the history of their own religion and how in order to survive, thrive and grow the Church co-opted ancient beliefs and trappings .

So for instance the Holiday of Christmas was a non-Christian winter solstice festival chaned into a festival for the birth of the Nazarene/ Christ.

For example in an article from Firedoglake by Skeeter Sanders about Paganism & Christmas. Sanders summarizes how Christmas became a Christian Holiday after taking on the trappings and much of its meaning from older Pagan beliefs which predate the birth of Jesus by thousands of years. The Church found that by co-opting Pagan holidays it became easier to convert Pagans. Though the Church often as not came up with various excuses and a rationale for killing off millions of Pagans and other non-believers.

The odd thing for many non-Christians is that most Christians are not aware or are lied to about the Church's borrowing the trappings, the Tree, Yule Log, eggnog, lights and decorations and the idea of Christmas as a point in the middle of winter during the Winter Solstice that it is a time of hope and renewal.

If these Christians such as those like Bill O'Reilly or Glenn Beck wanted to remake Christmas into a wholly Christian enterprise then they should get rid of Christmas trees and ornaments and lights and th Yule Log and anything else which is Pagan in origin. But even the Christian leaders seem as ill-informed as the Christian Rabble (as the Romans would say) But if they did that they would have to do the same with Easter/Lent and the Mardi Gra . There could be no egg hunts or Pagan Easter Bunnies-the eggs represent the birth of spring and fertility and rabbits because they seem to be extremely fertile.

Every year it seems these questions arise about Christmas but most Christians ignore the facts and the history of this issue. But then again the majority of the New Christians whether Yuppie Prosperity Gospel enthusiast or Megachurch angry hate filled Evangelical Fundamentalists in their distaste for any knowledge or facts which question their beliefs they insist on ignorance. As I like to say so much for the Reformation the Protestants are as much slave to dogma and religious self-imposed ignorance as the Catholic Church. Neither appears to be any real modern day honest representatives of the Real Jesus. Instead they pick and choose which type of Jesus they will believe in. The wealthy and prosperous preach that Jesus was a Middle Class guy who was not against the state , nor was he in anyway hostile to materialism and the acquisition superfluous wealth he was also in favor of war and slaughtering all those who dare not to believe in his religion.The poor are told it is their own fault that they are poor but if they were true believers and not back-sliders they too would be blessed with more wealth.

So these Nouveau Christians like TV evangelists Pat Robertson, Pastor John Hagee,James Dobson etc. and dozens if not hundreds of others want to reshape America to reflect its Christian roots. And so they feed their American congregations with the belief that America is God's Chosen Nation and that "True" American Christians are God's chosen people and that America has been commissioned to spread Christianity to the rest of the world by the sword if necessary. This also means that whatever America does is sanctioned by God and when it goes against God there are signs sent by God ie 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Pacific Tzunami for instance showed that all those peoples in all those nations were no longer protected by the Christian God.

They also want the separation of Church and State to be ripped out of the Constitution and amendments or legislation based upon this secular notion. And they differ from Islamic extremists-How?

A Holiday Special: The Pagan Roots of Christmas By: SkeeterVT Dec. 21, 2009 By SKEETER SANDERS
(Original version published December 18, 2005)


Christmas has never been — and will never be — a Christian-only celebration and the time has come for Christian conservatives to stop denying the holiday’s true origins, for it didn’t start with the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem stable. The truth is, the holiday the world celebrates each year on the 25th of December pre-dates the birth of Jesus by tens of thousands of years.

Indeed, it is the most ancient holiday on the planet.

What we now call Christmas is actually the Christian adaptation of the many millennia-old Pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. With the notable exception of the Nativity creche, all of the symbols and decorations that we associate today with Christmas — the tree, the wreath, the holly and the ivy, the lights, the mistletoe, the eggnog, the Yule log, the caroling and even Santa Claus — are of Pagan origin and have nothing to do with the birth of Jesus.

Indeed, the very word "Christmas," with its direct reference to Jesus as "The Christ" — which is derived from the Greek word kristos, or "savior" — is almost exclusive to English-speakers. In only nine other languages — Dutch (Kerstfeest), Farsi (Cristmas-e-shoma), French (Noel), Greek (Kristouyenna), Indonesian (Natal), Italian (Natale), Portugese (Natal), Spanish (Navidad) and Ukranian(Khrystouvym) — does the name of this holiday come even close to referring to the birth of the Christ child.

Many Americans often refer to Christmas as "the Yuletide." And no wonder: Yule is the winter solstice. Most modern Pagans still celebrate Yule. Even most Christians use "Christmas" and "Yule" interchangeably to describe the season without even thinking about its Pagan origins.

Yule — which this year is today (Monday) — celebrates the beginning of the sun’s light and warmth returning to the northern hemisphere after reaching its southernmost point on the Earth at the Tropic of Capricorn on the winter solstice.

It is one of the two very ancient Pagan holidays that are still widely celebrated in the Western world — and beyond — relatively intact. The other is our modern celebration of Halloween.

[In the interest of full disclosure, this writer is obliged to state for the record that I, a former Roman Catholic, am a Pagan; more specifically, a Wiccan. Yule has special significance for me personally, especially this year; today marks the 25th anniversary of my conversion in 1984 to Wicca, the largest and best-known "denomination" of modern Western Paganism.]


If you really want to be historically accurate, then the Christmas tree should rightly be called the Yule tree, for it dates back nearly 5,000 years to the Celtic Druids. They revered evergreens as manifestations of deity because they did not "die" from year to year, but stayed green and alive when other plants appeared dead and bare. The trees represented everlasting life and hope for the return of spring.

Best known today for their celebrations of the summer solstice in June at Stonehenge, the Druids decorated their trees for the winter solstice in December with symbols of prosperity: a fruitful harvest, coins for wealth and various charms such as those for love or fertility.

Scandinavian Pagans, particularly the Norse, became the first to bring their decorated trees indoors, as this provided a warm and welcoming environment for the native fairy folk to join in the festivities.

The Saxons, a Pagan tribe from what is now Germany, were the first to place lights on the their trees in the form of candles (an extremely dangerous fire hazard by today’s standards). For centuries, the ancient Romans decorated their homes with evergreens at the winter solstice festival of Saturnalia — which also marked the Roman New Year — and exchanged evergreen branches with friends as a sign of good luck.

Christians’ use of the tree symbol for the December holidays did not begin until the 16th century, when devout Catholics in what is now Italy brought decorated trees into their homes. The German-born Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, is credited with starting the tradition in England in 1841 when he brought the first Christmas tree into Windsor Castle.


Nature’s cycles of winter, spring, summer and fall (and everything else in between) are so much a part of human life and society on Earth that to acknowledge, celebrate and even sanctify those cycles is a primal need we simply cannot ignore. Just ask any ski-resort operator in winter or swimming-pool operator in summer — or any farmer, for that matter.

Yet those who follow the world’s three great monotheistic religions — Christianity, Judaism and Islam — have long been reluctant to do so and instead instituted their own rituals, holy days and festivals. The fact that many of the major Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays — and even some civic and national holidays — often occur in tandem with the eight major Pagan holidays during the course of the year is no accident.

In addition to the winter solstice celebration of Yule on December 20-22 (depending on the actual date of the solstice itself from one year to the next), the other seven Pagan holidays are:

• Imbolg or Candlemas (Groundhog Day, February 2) — also known among Catholics as St. Brigid’s Day;

• Eostre or Ostara (Spring Equinox, March 20-22);

• Beltaine (May Day, May 1);

• Litha (Summer Solstice, June 20-22);

• Lammas or Lughnasadh (Midsummer’s Day, August 1);

• Mabon (Autumn Equinox, September 20-22);

• Samhain (pronounced SOW-en), the Wiccan New Year (Halloween, October 31).

This is why Easter (whose name in English is a derivative of Eostre) always falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. And why Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, almost always falls near the autumn equinox.

Jews transformed the three ancient harvest festivals of the Canaanites into the three festivals of Creation (Tabernacles), Revelation (Pentecost), and Redemption (Passover). Likewise, Christians and Muslims transformed their ancient, Nature-based festivals into celebrations of the singular events in, respectively, the life of Jesus and the career of the Prophet Mohammed.


After Christianity was proclaimed the state religion of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine in 312 C.E. (Common Era), the early Christian church — now the Vatican — used the transformation of the ancient holidays and festivals as a tool to convert Pagans to Christianity throughout the empire and beyond.

Yet the church barred Christians from holding any kind of celebration to honor the birth of Jesus, primarily because the actual date of his birth was unknown — and remains unknown to this day, although there is some astronomical and archaeological evidence suggesting that Jesus was actually born in the spring.

The church’s ban was lifted in 350 C.E., when Pope Julius I proclaimed a feast day to celebrate Jesus’ birth — and deliberately chose December 25 as the date to hold "Christ’s Mass" to absorb and Christianize not only Yule, but also Saturnalia, which honored Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture.

Saturnalia was celebrated with feasting, gift-giving and role-reversal between men and women and between slaves and their masters. It was also marked by the unabashed enjoyment of sensual and erotic pleasures, which many conservative Christians today strongly condemn as wanton debauchery, but still survives in our time (primarily around New Year’s Eve).

And because Saturnalia also marked the Roman New Year under the Julian calendar, the changeover to the present-day Gregorian calendar in 1582 resulted in the one-week interval between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Upper-class Romans also celebrated the birthday of Mithra, the sun god, on December 25. It was believed that Mithra, an infant god, was born of a rock. For them, Mithra’s birthday was the most sacred day of the year — especially since the daylight from the sun began to lengthen on the 25th, following the winter solstice.

and so it goes,

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas Story & Gremlins & Scrooged Happy holidays

A Christmas Story-My favorite Xmas film

Just Your Typical Night At The BAR! Gremlins

10 Best moments in Scrooged

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lennon's "War Is Over" & William S. Burroughs' "A Junky's Christmas"

John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over)

William S. Burroughs - The Junky's Christmas , part one
A different kind of Christmas story.It has become one of my favorites. Even a Junky can sometimes redeem himself.
From my blog Gord's Poetry Factory at
& my website gordscafe at

William S. Burroughs - The Junky's Christmas , part two

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Anti-Obama "PrayerCast" & "" Exposing Islamophobes Hate Speech & Genocidal Agenda

UPDATE: 12:09 PM & 2:41 PM, Dec, 23.

Well so much for the Christmas Spirit. "They're at it again" ( Mary Poppins)

Preaching Hate for Christmas- Only America is Holy all other nations are damned.
First here's that Christian Christmas Spirit at work as they ask forgiveness from God for allowing the "Evil One" (Obama)to become president. Obama's policies they claim are anti-God - ie Healthcare Reform is typical of the policies they believe of Godless nations such as Canada, great Britain, France , Denmark- Their God they claim is the God who hates the poor or the disadvantaged and only helps those who are white and successful.

Shirley Dobson(Focus on the Family-Rocking Lou Engle,(he never stops rocking) Michele Bachman etc.

Rep. Michele Bachmann and Lou Engle of The Call participate in the Family Research Council's anti-healthcare reform "prayercast."

And in another example of Hate Speech Islamophobe Mark Steyn calls for a"culling" of Europe's Muslim population. Civil war or ethnic cleansing ?
The Serbs figured that out--as other Continentals will in the years ahead: If you can’t outbreed the enemy, cull ‘em. The problem that Europe faces is that Bosnia’s demographic profile is now the model for the entire continent.
Mark Steyn (Islamophobe)
Faux Islamic scholars/ Propagandists drawn to various "conspiracy theories" about Islam.
Any suspected critic of Islam will hysterically be called an "Islamophobe," "racist" or "Zionist," and will be subjected to vicious vitriol and absolute, sheer hatred. This development will represent something straight out of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda--a rabid brainwashing sweeping across Europe in particular.
Acharya SD.M.

Faux Islamic Scholar Robert Spencer with anti-Islam extremist Geert Wilders who want to ban the Quran, head scarfs, Minarets or building more Mosques and stopping immigration of Muslims into Europe or the U.S.

and at on the Faux Islamic Scholar Robert Spencer
By selectively ignoring inconvenient Islamic texts and commentaries, Spencer concludes that "Islam is innately extremist and violent, and,Unfortunately, however, jihad as warfare against non-believers in order to institute “Sharia” worldwide is not propaganda or ignorance, or a heretical doctrine held by a tiny minority of extremists. Instead, it is a constant element of mainstream Islamic theology."
Daniel Pipes
On Daniel Pipes:
Daniel Pipes The founder of the Middle East Forum think tank, Pipes has been introduced by the national media as a “scholar” of Islam (e.g., CBS Sunday Morning, 9/10/06; Fox News Special Report, 11/26/02) and a “noted Middle East expert” (CNN Moneyline, 5/8/03) who was “years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam” (CBS Sunday Morning, 9/10/06).

...“expertise” has included erroneously linking the Oklahoma City bombing to Islamic groups (USA Today, 4/20/95), as well as warning (National Review, 11/19/90): “Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene.... All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes,but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.”

David Horowitz

David Horrowitz proclaims American Muslims are a Fifth Column who must be dealt with?
"The point here is that there are 150 Muslim students’ associations, which are coddled by university administrations and treated as though they were ethnic or religious groups,when they are political groups that are arms of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the fountainhead of the terrorist jihad against the West."

No doubt the students are part of the “between 150 million and 750 million Muslims” Horowitz claims “support a holy war against Christians, Jews and other Muslims” (Columbia Spectator, 10/15/07).

To the alarmists who believe that a "Stealth Jihad" is taking place notions such as multiculturalism, tolerance, compassion, forgiveness, turning the other cheek are dangerous self-defeating ideas promoted by Jihadists to soften the West up for the eventual take over by Islam and Sharia law.Once a group creates such an all encompassing "Conspiracy Theory" there is little hope for sincere debate or dialogue. Their "certainty" short circuits any attempt at rational debate.

They characterize any critics or those who defend Islam or at least claim Islam is just as much a force for "Good " or "Evil" as is Judaism or Christianity or any other religion. There are those members in each religion who use the language of religion as a cloak for their own personal views ,prejudices or agenda.
But aren't they themselves also guilty of labeling and making unjustifiable assumptions about their critics. They assume for instance that their critics are actually anti-Israel and therefore anti-Semitic or are mentally ill or favor Islam over Christianity and Judaism.
So anyway here is another great website at dealing with Islamophobia .

Definition of Islamophobia found at website exposing Islamophopes.
The term "Islamophobia" refers to hostility toward Islam and Muslims that tends to dehumanize an entire faith, portraying it as fundamentally alien and attributing to it an inherent, essential set of negative traits such as irrationality, intolerance and violence. And not unlike the charges made in the classical document of anti-Semitism, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, some of Islamophobia's more virulent expressions--like While Europe Slept--include evocations of Islamic designs to dominate the West.

'Death to Islamophobes!'by Acharya SD.M.,11/23/2009 at

Labeling someone with the invective of "Islamophobe" represents the result of a serious mental illness that causes those who think they are morally superior to turn into violent haters of their fellow human beings, who may understandably be objecting to the atrocity of Islamic history and the obvious Ummah goal of Islamizing the entire planet, bringing with it the extreme anti-human and woman-hatred of Islamic doctrine these past 1,400 years.

Practically all critics of Islam are smeared--tarred and feathered is more like it--with the epithets of "Islamophobe," "racist" and "Zionists," a tactic apparently contrived by the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi wealthy elite, among others. This plot of stealth jihad has obviously worked, as thousands of dhimmis programmed by lefty liberal media are making the rounds, spewing out this anti-infidel hate speech like so many trained robots. These programmed individuals are holding up human progress--and are potentially complicit in the possible destruction of true human civilization. They need to be shaken out of their denial stupor.

It is blatantly obvious that these PC propagandists do not care about the human rights of people objecting to their countries being turned into hellholes like much of the Islamic world. They are only concerned with coddling Muslim fanatics who would just as soon see them turned into slaves.

While the author Archaya in this article decries being labeled an Islamophobe or a bigot;he argues that those who attack him are suffering from mental illness( Didn't the Soviets identify dissidents as mentally ill) Only someone who is mentally ill could possibly see any worth in the religion of Islam. If it were Buddhist or Hindu countries the West was fighting these characters would be preaching against those religions because they are not indigenous to the West. His other explanations for being criticized is that his critics are sycophantic "Dhimmis" who have as it were sold out Western Civilization or these critics are working as a Fifth Column for the Muslim Brotherhood. So all such critics therefore he believes should be ignored because they are either mentally ill or are all on the side of Islam for whatever reasons.So he and his "Fellow travelers" therefore need not seriously reply to these critics. These critics are just part of the over-arching Jihadists conspiracy against Western Civilization and its Judeo-Christian traditions and values.

So anyway here are a few exaples from the website at( FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting)

The Dirty Dozen: Who's who among America's leading Islamophobes

Bigots aren't born, and hate doesn't spring up on its own; as the song says, "You've got to be carefully taught." The following list includes some of the media's leading teachers of anti-Muslim bigotry, serving various roles in the Islamophobic movement. Some write the books that serve as intellectual fodder, others serve as promoters, others play the roles of provocateurs and rabble-rousers. Some ply their bigotry in the media's mainstream, others in the Internet's tributaries, while still others work talk radio's backwaters. Together with uncounted smaller players, they form a network that teaches Americans to see Islam in fearful terms and their Muslim neighbors as suspects.

"Making Islamophobia Mainstream
How Muslim-bashers broadcast their bigotry"

& PDF file of Report 2008 "Smearcasting:How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation" By FAIR October 2008 report at F.A.I.R.

(Researched and written by Steve Rendall, Isabel Macdonald, Veronica Cassidy and Dina Marguerite Jacir Edited by Julie Hollar and Jim Naureckas)

A remarkable thing happened at the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominations in February 2007: The normally highbrow and tolerant group nominated for best book in the field of criticism a book widely viewed as denigrating an entire religious group.

The nomination of Bruce Bawer's While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West From Within didn't pass without controversy. Past nominee Eliot Weinberger denounced the book at the NBCC's annual gathering, calling it ''racism as criticism'' (New York Times, 2/8/07). NBCC board president John Freeman wrote on the group's blog (Critical Mass, 2/4/07): ''I have never been more embarrassed by a choice than I have been with Bruce Bawer's While Europe Slept.... Its hyperventilated rhetoric tips from actual critique into Islamophobia.''

Though it didn't ultimately win the award, While Europe Slept's recognition in the highest literary circles was emblematic of a mainstreaming of Islamophobia, not just in American publishing but in the broader media.

This report takes a fresh look at Islamophobia in today's media and its perpetrators, outlining some of the behind-the-scenes connections that are rarely explored in media. The report also provides four snapshots or "case studies" describing how Islamophobes continue to manipulate media in order to paint Muslims with a broad, hateful brush. Our aim is to document smearcasting: the public writings and appearances of Islamophobic activists and pundits who intentionally and regularly spread fear, bigotry and misinformation.

The term "Islamophobia" refers to hostility toward Islam and Muslims that tends to dehumanize an entire faith, portraying it as fundamentally alien and attributing to it an inherent, essential set of negative traits such as irrationality, intolerance and violence. And not unlike the charges made in the classical document of anti-Semitism, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, some of Islamophobia's more virulent expressions--like While Europe Slept--include evocations of Islamic designs to dominate the West.

Islamic institutions and Muslims, of course, should be subject to the same kind of scrutiny and criticism as anyone else. For instance, when a Norwegian Islamic Council debates whether gay men and lesbians should be executed, one may forcefully condemn individuals or groups sharing that opinion without pulling all European Muslims into it, as did Bawer's Pajamas Media post (8/7/08), "European Muslims Debate: Should Gays Be Executed?"

Similarly, extremists who justify their violent actions by invoking some particular interpretation of Islam can be criticized without implicating the enormously diverse population of Muslims around the world. After all, reporters managed to cover the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh--an adherent of the racist Christian Identity sect--without resorting to generalized statements about "Christian terrorism." Likewise, media have covered acts of terrorism by fanatics who are Jewish--for instance the Hebron massacre carried out by Baruch Goldstein (Extra!, 5/6/94)--without implicating the entirety of Judaism.

In works such as Orientalism and Covering Islam, cultural analyst Edward Said criticized an ideology that he argued treated peoples of the Middle East and Asia, particularly Muslims, as the “other”--inherently different from and inferior to the people of “the West.” It’s not hard to find support for his
thesis in U.S. establishment journalism.

The Dirty Dozen: Who’s Who Among America’s Leading Islamophobes
David Horowitz
Robert Spencer
Daniel Pipes
Michael Savage
Pat Robertson
Sean Hannity
Bill O’Reilly
Mark Steyn
Steve Emerson
Michelle Malkin
Glenn Beck
Debbie Schlussel

(we can add to this list Pam Geller & most of the Republican Party , the Radical Religious Right including Evangelical Fundamentalis, Pentecostals, Mormons LDS: Latter Day Saints and conservative Catholics and jews Andrew Bostom, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham,Wafa Sultan,Pastor John Hagee, Brigitte Gabriel GORD.)

For instance the site"" provides a snapshot of how each of these Islamphobes operates. So here are portraits of three of the Faux Islamic Scholars who are propagandists putting a scholarly veneer on anti-Islamic bigotry. But their research and conclusions as such are not impartial but is slanted against Islam . These pseudo-scholars begin with their prejudices and then make their findings fit into their prejudices.

David Horowitz

David Horowitz is the Islamophobia movement’s premier promoter. Through his “Islamofascism Awareness Week” (see Islamofascism Case Study), which brought leading Muslim-bashers to more than a hundred college campuses in October 2007, and via his website, FrontPage Magazine, which features the movement’s leading writers and links to other anti-Muslim sites, Horowitz has made himself the chief publicist of the Islamophobic movement. (Anti-Muslim and anti-Arab writings at Horowitz’s FrontPage Magazine have been exposed for inaccuracy by, among other outlets, the New
Yorker magazine--4/14/08.)

But more than a promoter, Horowitz is also a key participant. He appears in his own venues as well as in other right-wing arenas, such as the Washington Times, the Weekly Standard and Fox News Channel. In one Fox appearance (5/9/08), he linked Muslim student associations on college campuses across the
U.S. to the “terrorist Jihad against the West”:

"The point here is that there are 150 Muslim students’ associations, which are coddled by university administrations and treated as though they were ethnic or religious groups,when they are political groups that are arms of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the fountainhead of the terrorist jihad against the West."
No doubt the students are part of the “between 150 million and 750 million Muslims” Horowitz claims “support a holy war against Christians, Jews and other Muslims” (Columbia Spectator, 10/15/07).

During a speech at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Horowitz accused students wearing green in support of the schools’ Muslim Student Association of supporting Hamas, and students wearing Arab Keffiyehs of honoring Yassir Arafat and terrorism (Santa Barbara Independent,5/15/08).

Robert Spencer

According to American Muslim and former Nixon advisor Robert Crane (The Politics of Islam(ism):Decolonising the Postcolonial, 11/10-11/07), Robert Spencer is “the principal leader… in the new academic field of Islam-bashing.”
Spencer is the author of several books attacking Islam, including the New York Times bestsellers The Truth About Muhammad, Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (Regnery, 2006) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery, 2005). He is the publisher of the “notoriously Islamophobic website” Jihad Watch (Guardian, 2/7/06), a subsidiary of the David
Horowitz Freedom Center; a columnist for right-wing outlets like Human Events and
WorldNetDaily; and a recurring guest on Glenn Beck’s CNN Headline News show, as well as several Fox News shows.

Though his scholarship has been questioned by Islamic scholars (e.g. Crane,,10/20/07; Louay M. Safi, Media Monitors Network, 12/29/05; Khalil Mohammed, FrontPage Magazine, 4/18/05), Spencer serves as an intellectual force in the movement, specializing in one-sided interpretations of the Quran. He has written (cited in Crane,, 10/20/07) of Osama bin Laden’s use of quotes from the Quran: "Of course, the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose, but Osama’s use of these and other passages in his messages is consistent (as we shall see) with traditional understanding of the Quran. When modern-day Jews and Christians read their Bibles,they simply don’t interpret the passages cited as exhorting them to violent actions against unbelievers. This is due to the influence of centuries of interpretative traditions that have moved them away from literalism regarding these passages. But in Islam, there is no comparable interpretative tradition."

Yet Islam does in fact have an interpretive tradition, which Spencer seems bent on ignoring. His New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam has been faulted (Crane,, 10/20/07) for promoting a Puffin English-language version of the Quran that contains no explanatory commentary as superior to versions which include “many thousands of footnotes evaluating 14 centuries of interpretative tradition” and “the wealth of classical Islamic scholarship on both the inner and outer meaning of the Quran and on the hadith that reflect this wisdom.”

According to Crane, “Spencer’s readers are carefully steered away from all contact with the Islamic interpretative tradition, which equals or exceeds that of any other religion, because any scholarly knowledge about Islam would expose all his extremist interpretations to ridicule.”

By selectively ignoring inconvenient Islamic texts and commentaries, Spencer concludes that "Islam is innately extremist and violent, and,Unfortunately, however, jihad as warfare against non-believers in order to institute “Sharia” worldwide is not propaganda or ignorance, or a heretical doctrine held by a tiny minority of extremists. Instead, it is a constant element of mainstream Islamic theology."(Jihad Watch, 3/3/07).

Of course, a similarly selective reading of the Torah might lead one to conclude that Jews favor killing homosexuals, as well as those who wear garments that mix cotton and wool. Spencer’s methods have prompted even conservatives such as Dinesh D’Souza (who challenged his views on Islam in a CSPAN debate, 3/1/07, and on his blog, AOL News Bloggers, 3/2/07) and Stephen Schwartz (, 10/28/04) to denounce him as one-sided and intolerant.

But those methods have made Spencer a mainstay in the Islamophobia circuit, featured, for example, at Horowitz’s 2007 Islamofascism Awareness events. And they haven’t decreased his popularity in official circles: His website boasts that he has led seminars on Islam and jihad for, among others, the U.S. Central Command, the Department of Homeland Security, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and “the U.S. intelligence community.”

Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes The founder of the Middle East Forum think tank, Pipes has been introduced by the national media as a “scholar” of Islam (e.g., CBS Sunday Morning, 9/10/06; Fox News Special Report, 11/26/02) and a “noted Middle East expert” (CNN Moneyline, 5/8/03) who was “years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam” (CBS Sunday Morning, 9/10/06).

However, Pipes’ “expertise” has included erroneously linking the Oklahoma City bombing to Islamic groups (USA Today, 4/20/95), as well as warning (National Review, 11/19/90): “Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene.... All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes,
but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.”

A defender of racial profiling of Arab-Americans (CNN American Morning, 11/18/02), Pipes has also warned (American Jewish Congress, 10/21/01) that “the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims” entail “true dangers” for American Jews. As one of the leaders of the “Stop the Madrassa” campaign against a secular Brooklyn-based Arabic language school, he himself has admitted (New York, 4/28/2008) to misleading the public by using the word “madrassa” to get attention.

His columns are featured in the New York Sun, New York Post and National Review, and have also been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Time. Pipes has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC and PBS, as well as on NPR. A Bush-appointed director of the U.S. Institute of Peace (2003-05), he has a growing reach on college campuses through his Campus Watch initiative, which encourages students in McCarthyite fashion to monitor their professors’ political views and report deviations from the conservative ideology Pipes espouses.

and so it goes,